Michel K Bowman Amuah: Self-described stream in a communication services patterns environment. Accenture, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, November 5, 2002: US06477580 (484 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and article of manufacture are described for providing a self-describing stream-based communication system. Messages are sent which include data between a sending system and a receiving system. Meta-data is attached to the messages being sent between the sending system and the rece ...

Joseph H Schulman, Charles L Byers, Gerald E Adomian, Michael S Colvin: Implantable enzyme-based monitoring systems having improved longevity due to improved exterior surfaces. Medtronic MiniMed, Foley & Lardner, November 5, 2002: US06477395 (400 worldwide citation)

An implantable enzyme-based monitoring system suitable for long term in vivo use to measure the concentration of prescribed substances such as glucose is provided. In one embodiment, the implantable enzyme-based monitoring system includes at least one sensor assembly, an outer membrane surrounding t ...

Diego Doval, Thomas Yu Kiu Kwok, Kenneth Blair Ocheltree, Clifford Alan Pickover, Gregory Fraser Russell: Dynamic creation of selectable items on surfaces. International Business Machines Corporation, Douglas W Cameron, Anne Vachon Dougherty, November 5, 2002: US06476834 (398 worldwide citation)

Using a writing surface, such as paper on a portable digital notebooks (PDNs) or the surface of a digital white board, users draw, on the fly, selectable items such as buttons with text inside. The user could even draw symbols, on the fly, in the air with his/her finger. The user then selects the dr ...

Mark Maggenti, Douglas M Crockett, Eric Rosen: System and method for providing group communication services in an existing communication system. Qualcomm, Philip Wadsworth, Gregory D Ogrod, Thomas M Thibault, November 5, 2002: US06477150 (375 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system and method for providing group communication services in an existing communication system. Group communications are enabled by installing a communications manager in a data network such as the Internet. The communications manager acts as a configurable switch, allow ...

David L Thompson, Steven D Goedeke: Medical management system integrated programming apparatus for communication with an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, November 5, 2002: US06477424 (356 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device communication system includes an implantable medical device, a medical information management system, and a module interface apparatus for facilitating communication therebetween. The implantable medical device includes transmitter/receiver circuitry coupled to a device ...

Bin Yu: Method of forming a double gate transistor having an epitaxial silicon/germanium channel region. Advanced Micro Devices, Foley & Lardner, November 5, 2002: US06475869 (355 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing an integrated circuit with a channel region containing germanium. The method can provide a double planar gate structure. The gate structure can be provided over lateral sidewalls of channel region. The semiconductor material containing germanium can increase the charge mobi ...

Kevin C McCarthy, Eugenie V Uhlmann, Niall R Lynam: Complete mirror-based global-positioning system (GPS) navigation solution. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, November 5, 2002: US06477464 (348 worldwide citation)

A vehicular rearview mirror-based navigation system includes a rearview mirror system, including an interior rearview mirror assembly, having an interior reflective element and interior mirror housing for the interior reflective element. The interior rearview mirror assembly further includes a scrol ...

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